Thursday, July 27, 2017

Outline of July 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Lexmark Printer Driver 3.2
This update installs the latest software for your Lexmark printer or scanner.
For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#lexmark
Post Date: Jul 6, 2017
File Size: 76.9 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mavericks
OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Lion 10.7 or later
Canon Laser Printer Drivers 3.2 for OS X
This update installs the latest software for your Canon laser printer and scanner for OS X 10.7 Lion through OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#canon-laser
Post Date: Jul 6, 2017
File Size: 93.4 MB
System Requirements
OS X 10.7 Lion
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
OS X 10.10 Yosemite
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Epson Printer Drivers v3.3 for OS X
This update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Lion.
For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#epson
Post Date: Jul 6, 2017
File Size: 1.4 GB
System Requirements
OS X Yosemite 10.10 and later
OS X Mavericks 10.9 and later
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and later
OS X Lion 10.7 and later
Brother Printer Drivers 4.1.1 for OS X
This update installs the latest Brother printing or scanner.
For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#brother
Post Date: Jul 6, 2017
File Size: 261.1 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
OS X Mavericks 10.9
OS X Yosemite 10.10
OS X El Capitan 10.11
macOS Sierra 10.12
Canon Printer Drivers v3.4 for OS X
This update installs the latest software for your Canon printer and scanner.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669
Post Date: Jul 6, 2017
File Size: 287.3 MB
System Requirements
OS X Lion or later
macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Combo Update
The macOS Sierra 10.12.6 update improves the security, stability and compatibility of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
This update:
• Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones
• Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software updates
• Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp
 
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT207835 
 
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Post Date: Jul 19, 2017
File Size: 1.98 GB
System Requirements
macOS Sierra 10.12
watchOS 3.2.3
This update includes improvements and bug fixes.
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
Post Date: Jul 19, 2017
System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
Security Update 2017-003 (Yosemite)
Security Update 2017-003 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
Post Date: Jul 19, 2017
File Size: 431.6 MB
System Requirements
OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
Security Update 2017-003 (El Capitan)
Security Update 2017-003 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
Post Date: Jul 19, 2017
File Size: 763.9 MB
System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
iOS 10.3.3
You can install the iOS 10.3.3 update via Settings > General > Software Update or through iTunes. It too features 24 security fixes and ranges in size from 80 MB to 140 MB.
tvOS 10.2.2
Finally, Apple released tvOS 10.2.2, which includes 15 security fixes. If your fourth-generation Apple TV isn’t set to update automatically, you can get tvOS 10.2.2 via Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software.
iTunes 12.6.2
Apple has issued iTunes 12.6.1, which once again includes unspecified “minor app and performance improvements” (as was the case with the previous release; see “iTunes 12.6.1,” 18 May 2017). If you find anything new or funky with the user interface or behavior, let us know in the comments.(Free, 270 MB via direct download or Software Update, release notes, 10.9.5+)
Safari 10.1.2
Apple has released Safari 10.1.2 for OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and 10.11.6 El Capitan (macOS 10.12.6 Sierra also includes it; see “Apple Releases macOS 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2,” 19 July 2017). The update is focused solely on patching security vulnerabilities, resolving an issue where maliciously crafted Web content could lead to an infinite number of print dialogs, and addressing several memory corruption issues in WebKit. Safari 10.1.2 is available only via Software Update. (Free, 10.10+)
Clips 1.1
Jul 20 '17
iOS Universal Photography
What's New
• Customize your videos with animated Disney graphics featuring Mickey, Minnie, and more
• Add Pixar graphics to your videos with characters from Toy Story and Inside Out
• Choose from dozens of new customizable text banners, overlays, and posters
• Live Title edit button makes it faster and easier to edit Live Title text
• Share button appears on main screen when creating a video
• When adding posters and existing photos, audio is automatically muted if no speech is detected
• When the same animated overlay is added to successive clips, the animation occurs only on the first clip
• improved stability and reliability
Apple Store 4.3
Jul 27 '17
iOS Universal Shopping
What's New
- If you’re enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program, you can now upgrade through the app and receive a Trade-in Kit to return your current iPhone.
- Various improvements and performance enhancements.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, August 31, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Things of the Moment
Q&A, General Discussion


Sunday, July 23, 2017

NCC-Mac July 2017 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, July 27, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month I've got a "Moment of Zen" and two iOS-related "Things of the Moment."

Friday, June 30, 2017

Slideshow of June 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here's the link to view the slideshow…

…and here's the link to the video of BMUG's old-time QuickTime movies.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Outline of June 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Apple Support 1.1.1
Jun 01 '17
iOS Universal Utilities
What's New
Performance improvements and bug fixes.
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) with Touch Bar Update 1.0
This update resolves issues with system stability and graphics corruption on the MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017) with Touch Bar.
 
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Post Date: Jun 5, 2017
File Size: 608.5 MB
System Requirements
macOS Sierra 10.12.5
macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update for 2017 iMacs
The macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update improves the security, stability and compatibility of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
 
This update:
Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones
Improves reliability when connecting an external display or waking it from sleep
Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software updates
Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp
 
 
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT207706 
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Post Date: Jun 5, 2017
File Size: 1.61 GB
System Requirements
macOS Sierra 10.12.4
TestFlight 1.5.1
Jun 5 '17
Jun 8 '17
Jun 10 '17
iOS Universal Utilities
What's New
Added compatibility for iOS 11 beta.
GarageBand 2.2.2
Jun 05 '17
iOS Universal Music
What's New
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
GarageBand 10.2
Jun 05 '17
Mac OS Music
What's New
• New modern design with improved ease of use
• Adds Touch Bar support to quickly navigate around your project and perform instruments
• 3 new Drummers who play percussion in the styles of Pop, Songwriter, and Latin
• Introduces new Drummer loops which can be added to your song and then customized with performance controls
• Remotely add new tracks to your project using GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad
Swift Playgrounds 1.5
Jun 05 '17
iOS iPad Education
What's New
Command robots, pilot drones, and make music with Swift code you write. The new Accessories tab includes immersive playgrounds and starter templates to build your own playgrounds for the following hardware devices:
• LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
• Sphero SPRK+
• Parrot drones Mambo, Rolling Spider, and Airborne
• MeeBot by Jimu Robots
• Dash by Wonder Workshop
• Skoog musical instrument
Xcode 8.3.3
Jun 05 '17
Mac OS Developer Tools
What's New
Xcode 8.3.3 includes Swift 3.1 and SDKs for iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2, and macOS Sierra 10.12
Xcode 8.3.3 adds Interface Builder support for iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
Photo Booth 1.0.1
New App: Free, Jun 05 '17
iOS iPad Photography
 
Step into the Photo Booth and capture fun selfies and photos on iPad with the Photo Booth app. Apply effects with real-time previews and easily snap shots using your front-facing FaceTime HD camera. Share with friends with just a tap.
Features
• Take photos using your front-facing FaceTime HD camera and rear-facing iSight camera.
• Apply fun, real-time effects like Twirl, Light Tunnel, X-Ray, Squeeze, and Kaleidoscope to stylize your shots.
• Tap to share using AirDrop, Mail, Messages, iCloud, or your favorite social network.
What's New
Bug fixes
WWDC  6.0.1
Jun 06 '17
iOS Universal Reference
What's New
This minor update includes the following changes:
• Fixes a crash when watching videos within the schedule tab on iPad.
• Fixes a crash occurring in the app on Apple Watch.
• Improves browsing in featured videos.
Pages 3.2
Jun 13 '17
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
• Enhance your documents using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes
• Reply to comments and join threaded conversations
• Add linked text boxes so text easily flows from one place to another
• New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing
• New page thumbnail view allows you to easily navigate your document
• Export documents as fixed layout ePub books
• Change margins, headers, footers and paper size while collaborating
Keynote 3.2
Jun 13 '17
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
• Enhance your presentations using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes
• Easily rearrange your slides with the new Light Table view
• Edit presenter notes while viewing slides
• Reply to comments and join threaded conversations
• New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing
• Improved support for Hebrew and Arabic languages
Numbers 3.2
Jun 13 '17
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
• Enhance your spreadsheets using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes
• Reply to comments and join threaded conversations
• Support for print preview in collaborative spreadsheets
• New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing
• The Insert Stock Quote feature and the Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day’s close.
Pages 6.2
Jun 13 '17
Mac OS Productivity
What's New
• Enhance your documents using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes
• Reply to comments and join threaded conversations
• Add linked text boxes so text easily flows from one place to another
• New auto-correction and text replacement options save time while typing
• Export documents as fixed layout ePub books
• Change margins, headers, footers and paper size while collaborating
• Improved support for Hebrew and Arabic languages
• The Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day’s close
Numbers 4.2
Jun 13 '17
Mac OS Productivity
What's New
• Enhance your spreadsheets using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes
• Reply to comments and join threaded conversations
• Support for print preview in collaborative spreadsheets
• New auto•correction and text replacement options save time while typing
• The Insert Stock Quote feature and the Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day's close.
Keynote 7.2
Jun 13 '17
Mac OS Productivity
What's New
• Enhance your documents using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes
• Reply to comments and join threaded conversations
• Add linked text boxes so text easily flows from one place to another
• New auto•correction and text replacement options save time while typing
• Export documents as fixed layout ePub books
• Change margins, headers, footers and paper size while collaborating
• Improved support for Hebrew and Arabic languages
• The Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day's close
Pages EndNote Plug-in v3.0
If you’re using Pages 6.2 or later and want to insert citations from EndNote* you will need to install the Pages EndNote Plug-in v.3.0.
*EndNote sold separately
Post Date: Jun 13, 2017
File Size: 202 KB
System Requirements
macOS 10.12
Apple Remote Desktop 3.9.3 Client
This update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop users and addresses several issues related to compatibility, reliability, and usability.
Post Date: Jun 21, 2017
File Size: 9.3 MB
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.10.5 or higher
Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 or 3.2.1.
An Ethernet (recommended), AirPort, or FireWire over IP network connection.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Highlights and impressions of WWDC 2017
Q&A, General Discussion